The Knoxville Museum of Art Announces Two Exciting Contemporary Art Exhibitions!

January 8, 2015

The Knoxville Museum of Art announces two new exhibitions: LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension and Contemporary Focus 2015. Both exhibitions run January 30-April 19, 2015.

LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension examines the work of international contemporary artists who use a variety of strategies to bring a sculptural dimension to printmaking. Featured artists include Enrique Chagoya, Lesley Dill, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Jane Hammond, Hideki Kimura, Nicola Lopez, Leslie Mutchler, Oscar Munoz, Marilene Oliver, Dieter Roth, Graciela Sacco, and Jonathan Stanish.

LIFT is organized by the KMA and presented in conjunction with the Printmaking Program, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the 2015 Southern Graphics Council International Conference. Presenting sponsors include Emerson Process Management and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Contemporary Focus 2015 is part of a series of exhibitions organized by the KMA that feature significant but under-recognized artists living and working in East Tennessee. This year’s artists are Caroline Covington, Chattanooga; Mira Gerard, Johnson City; and Karla Wozniak, Knoxville. All three examine the uncertain terrain between personal experience and external reality, and between civilization and nature, using both abstraction and representation.

Presenting sponsors for Contemporary Focus 2015 include Emerson Process Management and Texas Instruments.

The public is invited to a free opening preview at the museum Thursday, January 29 5:30-7:30pm. Contemporary Focus 2015 artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work. Media sponsors for both exhibitions include Access Systems Inc, Digital Media Graphix, Kurt Zinser Design, and WBIR.

Caroline Covington, Chop, 2012

Mira Gerard, River of Forgetting, 2012

Karla Wozniak, Mountain Building, 2014

Marilene Oliver, Family Portrait (Mum and Dad), 2003


The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit